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Posted by Dan Kearl on Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:53 pm

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Pacman Nebula in the Casseopeia constellation.
Main stars are Achird and Sheder.
Guitar string and duct tape create the Star crosses.
Taken last night in my yard in Bortle 8 city sky.
2 hours of imaging
with D610 Modified camera and 300 f2.8 w/ 1.4 Tc
on EQM-35 mount.
PP in Capture one, Affinity Photo.

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by david fletcher on Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:11 am
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You are nailing these astro images Dan. Quite remarkable. congrats.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:04 am
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Wonderful shot! Curious about the "guitar string and duct tape" !
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by Dan Kearl on Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:35 pm
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Thanks David and Cindy..
Cindy, I use guitar string in each direction and duct tape it to the lens hood  (makes a cross) and when you shoot the stars become "star crossed"
in the 4 directions. A very simple non tech way to do this. You can also do it with some software packages  in post processing but this worked very well, first time I have tried it.
This Nebula subject needed darker skies and more image time to be honest, but I liked the way the stars turned out.
 

by ADKShooter on Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:15 pm
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Once clicked on, this is another image that makes me say....how did he do that ? The duct tape and guitar string only adds to my thought. In any event, just an awesome image in your series of astro images.
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:40 pm
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I haven't noticed star crosses in your previous images, Dan - but it does add a magical effect to an already stunning capture. Amazing once again!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:16 am
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Dan Kearl wrote:
Thanks David and Cindy..
Cindy, I use guitar string in each direction and duct tape it to the lens hood  (makes a cross) and when you shoot the stars become "star crossed"
in the 4 directions. A very simple non tech way to do this. You can also do it with some software packages  in post processing but this worked very well, first time I have tried it.
This Nebula subject needed darker skies and more image time to be honest, but I liked the way the stars turned out.

Thanks for the explanation,Dan! Very effective-who would have thought?  I'd feel lucky if I got one star in focus!
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by John Labrenz on Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:37 pm
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Nailing it Dan....another amazing image!
 

by E.J. Peiker on Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:15 pm
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Excellent as usual
 

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